$UPS calls deliver profits

$UPS calls deliver profits

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Option traders scored big profits on upside positions in United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) today.

On Jun. 28Market Rebellion’s Unusual Activity Service found that 7,400 Weekly $180 calls, expiring Jul. 7, were bought for $0.45 to $0.57 above the existing open interest of 860 contracts with shares at $175.28.

Those calls have traded for up to $4.60 today, a 707.02% return, while the stock rose 5.05% in the same time frame, showing how quickly options can far outpace gains in their underlying shares.

Long calls lock in the price where investors can buy a stock, letting them position for a rally at limited cost with the potential for significant leverage. They carry less risk than owning shares because the most that can be lost is the price of the options no matter how far the stock might fall.

UPS was up 2.51% to close at $183.77.

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